Winslow has remembered the true meaning of Memorial Day, a group of people gathering together in rememberance of those who gave all.
I am so proud to live in a community that still holds to the traditions. Flags are still placed on the graves of the military in our local cemeteries. The VFW and Legion Posts honor the fallen with a 21 gun salute at each cemetery. Winslow held a Memorial Day parade, where our local veterans and others honored the fallen. Following the parade a solemn ceremony was held at Oak Hill Cemetery by the veterans of the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Mark Messmer and his daughter played Taps. The Winslow Legion served a meal for the veterans.
Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the true meaning of Memorial Day. The traditional observances of Memorial Day may have diminished over the years, but I am proud to say that in Winslow they have not.